Media Invitation - XII Metropolis World Congress - More than 140 mayors meet in Montreal to discuss major global challenges

MONTREAL, June 19, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The XII Metropolis World Congress will be officially launched tomorrow. The opening ceremony will be attended by numerous dignitaries, including The Honourable Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal and President of Metropolis, Mr. Philippe Couillard, Quebec Premier and Mrs. Monique F. Leroux, President of the Board of Directors of the Congress. The Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, will participate in a panel at the end of the day alongside Mr. Coderre and Mayor of Paris Mrs. Anne Hidalgo.

More than 140 mayors and 1500 local and international delegates from 85 countries will discuss and exchange on major global challenges at the Montreal Palais des congrès.

REMINDER

 

WHAT

Opening of the XII Metropolis World Congress



WHEN

From June 20 to June 22, 2017



WHERE

Montreal Palais des congrès

1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5

 



WHO

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

The Honourable Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal and President of Metropolis

Mr. Philippe Couillard, Quebec Premier

Mrs. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris

Mrs. Monique F. Leroux, President of the Board of Directors of the Congress

 

It will be possible to take photos and conduct interviews on site. To obtain your media accreditation click here. Please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance to pick up your accreditation and to clear security.

DON'T MISS – TUESDAY, JUNE 20

8:30 to 9:30 am
Plenary Session - A Changing World: The New Leadership of Metropolises
What are the major global trends that reshape the world we live in? How do major cities exercise leadership on the world stage in order to address global and local challenges and meet the needs of city dwellers? Speakers will include, among others:

  • Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid
  • Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat
  • Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal and President of Metropolis
  • Jaana Remes, Partner McKinsey & Company
  • Peter White, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the World Business Council For Sustainable Development

2:00 to 3:30 pm
Workshop – Engaging Youth as Urban Leaders
A city's vibrancy depends on the opportunities offered to promote positive active youth participation in developing the community. This workshop aims to offer examples of practices that help empower youth to become promising urban leaders and agents of change. Participants will include, among others:

  • Sharmaarke Abdullahi, UN-Habitat Youth
  • Sergio Caballero Vidal, Municipal Secretary of Education and Citizen Culture at Municipality of La Paz
  • Laura Cliche, Coordinator at Forum jeunesse de l'Île de Montréal
  • Amy Cooper, Education Specialist at Equitas - International Centre for Human Rights

4:00 to 5:00 pm
Plenary Session – Thinking the City Region: Smart Mobility and Urban Regeneration
Discussion about smart mobility among different experts and important decision-makers in the transport industry to optimize the use of infrastructures, planning strategies of the metropolitan areas and address increasing urbanization. Speakers will include, among others:

  • Alexandre Taillefer, Senior Partner at XPND Capital and founder of Téo Taxi
  • John Tory, Mayor of Toronto
  • Louis Zacharilla, Co-Founder at Intelligent Community Forum
  • Alice Charles, Lead, Urban Development & Global Leadership Fellow at World Economic Forum
  • Erik Grab, Vice President Strategic Anticipation, Innovation & Sustainable Development for the Michelin Group
  • Laura Pérez Castaño, President of Metropolis Women at Metropolis and member of Barcelona City Council
  • Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Head of Government of Buenos Aires

5:00 to 6:00 pm
Panel – Cities as drivers of change and partners of national governments
Panel about leadership and governance, climate change and the acceleration of migration and living together:

  • The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
  • The Honourable Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal and President of Metropolis
  • Mrs. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris
  • Mrs. Celine Galipeau, Anchorwoman of the Téléjournal – Radio-Canada

The detailed program is available at: http://montreal2017.metropolis.org/schedule/

For pictures and other media materials: http://www.375mtl.com/en/making-the-375th/press-room/ 

About Metropolis
Metropolis was founded in Montreal in 1985. It comprises 140 members who exchange on governance and innovation as well as the implementation of sustainable environmental, economic, social and cultural projects of cities. For more information regarding the XII Metropolis World Congress and to consult the program, please visit: montreal2017.metropolis.org.

 

SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif

For further information: and Registration: Laurie Fossat, 514 234-0535, lfossat@tactconseil.ca; Jules Chamberland-Lajoie, City of Montreal, 514 872-7426, jules.chamberland@ville.montreal.qc.ca

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